50 Fresh Spring Decorating Ideas to Usher In the New Season

See ya, winter.

pastel colors for spring
2LG Studio

It's time to start thinking about spring decorations (along with warmer weather, longer days, and allergy prevention, of course). To celebrate winter's emerging departure—hurry up, would you?!—we came up with fifty low-lift, high-reward spring decorating ideas and examples that'll help you freshen up your own space. From pastel colors, floral accents, and fresh patterns, get ready to pop a Claritin and bring these spring decorating ideas and styling tips home with you.

In the living room, custom-colored lacquer was applied for a sleek, unified surface. The Pierre armchairs from Bunny Williams Home are in a Jasper fabric by Michael S. Smith. The photograph over the mantel is by William T. Hillman.
House Beautiful
Mint Lacquer

In the living room of a Connecticut farmhouse, custom-colored lacquer was applied for a sleek and fresh surface. The Pierre armchairs from Bunny Williams Home are in a Jasper fabric by Michael S. Smith.

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PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Pillow Talk

This living room designed by Arent & Pyke is on point no matter the season. The large-scale art features a wide array of colors, giving the room a lot of flexibility and versatility. If you have similar artwork, an affordable spring update is to pull out a seasonal color from it and then swap in a corresponding throw pillow.

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Björn Wallander
Let Spring Flowers Inspire Your Decor

Lavender runs throughout a Park Avenue apartment, including the master bedroom's custom headboard and hummingbird wallpaper by Cole & Son. Pottery Barn's Duncan Diamond rug balances out the pattern-filled space.

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spring artwork ideas
Regan Baker Design
Blooming Artwork

Bring your floral arrangements to life with artwork like the photograph in this Regan Baker-designed dining room. And remember: A few vases can go a long way.

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Annie Schlechter
Pretty Up Your Mudroom

A mudroom doubles as a place to arrange flowers, thanks to shelves filled with ironstone vessels. The homeowner's favorite pale pink geraniums inspired some of the hues in the feminine townhouse.

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pastel living rooms
2LG Studio
Consider Washed Wooden Floors

Designed by 2LG Studio, this pastel living room will feel like a warm spring day no matter what time of year it is. The washed wooden floors bring in an unpretentious cottage feel while the crisp white walls and detailed ceiling borders feel perfectly polished.

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De Gournay's hand-painted chinoiserie tea paper on the walls gives the dining room its dazzle, while Dan Mosheim's custom cerused-oak farm table acts as a gracious supporting player. The client bought the mirror at an antiques show. "It's perfect," Watt says. "It has a great shape, but it's not a big gilt thing taking attention away from the paper." The antique Swedish chairs are covered in a Peter Fasano linen.
House Beautiful
Get That Spring Feeling Every Day with Tea Paper

de Gournay's handpainted chinoiserie tea paper gives a dining room its dazzle. The homeowner bought the mirror at an antiques show. "It's perfect," says designer Elizabeth Bauer Watt. "It has a great shape, but it's not a big gilt thing taking attention away from the paper."

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Alexander DB
Simplify Your Bar Cart

Get ready for springtime entertaining by stocking your bar cart with all the necessary supplies. The simplicity of this photograph and bar cart vignette decorated by Alexander DB gives the space an effortlessly cool edge.

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James Merrell
Rethink Your Bathroom Walls

Subway tile isn't your only option. Designer Kathryn M. Ireland's Greta wallpaper in Reverse Green adds charm to a guest bath in a Cape Cod getaway.

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outdoor spring decor 
Catherine Kwong
Add Bougainvillea

Experimenting with new interior design trends every few months can feel exhausting. So instead of revamping your interiors, focus on your landscape design. Even though this hang out space by Catherine Kwong Design is timeless, the bougainvillea peeking through the window is channeling spring.

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a collection of asian porcelain
Margrethe Myhrer
Make a Mint

The combination of blue porcelain, mint green furniture and lots of light makes a subtle statement in the entry hall of a Norwegian house.

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2LG Studio
Liven Up Your Doorway

For a subtle upgrade, paint your doorframe a seasonal hue, like this shade of light pink from a 2LG Studio space. It's low-lift but freshens things up just enough to make a difference. Oh, and those yellow tulips on the mantle don't hurt either.

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Luke White
Embrace Rustic Style

A 17th-century table anchors the entry of a Swedish summer house. The charming curtains are embroidered with wild strawberries.

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banana leaf decor 
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Go for Vacation Vibes

If delicate little floral prints aren't your thing but you love a fun plant moment, take note from this sitting area by Arent & Pyke. The banana leaf pillow reflects the mint green hues of the painting as well as the black and white upholstered chairs without being too matchy-matchy. And the jute rug and raffia chairs are basically a vacation in furniture form.

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living room with painting above sofa
Jonny Valiant
Mix in a Colorful Carpet

To bring a feeling of nature into a New York living room, designer Fawn Galli used a custom minty green: "I don't think a color should be too saturated or strong on a wall."

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pampas grass decor
Catherine Kwong Design
Pampas Grass = Perfection

We've been seeing pampas grass everywhere, from under-the-radar boutiques to the Instagram accounts of design influencers. It exudes that signature California-cool vibe but still fits in with a modern, neutral color palette, making it perfect for subtle spring decorating. Wind blown and the living is easy for pampas grass.

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master bedroom with a skylight and pastel colors.
Victoria Pearson
Work in Some Springtime Green

In the master bedroom of designer Ruthie Sommers's Los Angeles house, a suzani and a faux-ocelot throw dress a bed crowned by a French headboard.

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PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Try Dreamy Sheers

This dining room designed by Arent & Pyke manages to look open, romantic, and ethereal while also being grounded, formal, and versatile. That's thanks to the warm brown leathers and woods punctuated by black details, all of which contrasts nicely with the dreamy pink sheers.

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"The kitchen walls were a dark brownish-purple. Can you even imagine?" Watt says. She brightened them with Benjamin Moore Ivory White semigloss paint and gave the antique chestnut floors a checkerboard pattern in two custom shades of light gray.
Elizabeth Bauer Watt
Level Up a Room with Painted Floors

Elizabeth Bauer Watt brightened a cozy breakfast nook with Benjamin Moore Ivory White semigloss paint. Two custom shades of light gray create a checkerboard pattern on the antique chestnut floors.

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Nicole Franzen
Make a Garden-Inspired Entrance

Even a super formal and modern space can feel inviting, as seen in this grand entryway. The floral motif in the carpet softens up the cool gray colors and architectural console table and lamps, while the oversized florals put us in touch with nature.

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"I love the New York Public Library, where pairs of lights illuminate the tables," says Redd.  He turned an underused library into his mother's office and helped her organize her desk. "My mother is the kind of person who writes a letter to someone who leaves her a voice mail," he says.
 Redd skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa's Althea chintz, with Samuel & Sons fringe. "A table skirt hides a multitude of sins: correspondence and shopping bags," he says. "We snaked the lamp cords through the table leaves and under the rug."
Peter Murdock
Upgrade Things Easily with a Chintz Tablecloth

Miles Redd turned an underused library into an office for his mother. The designer skirted a dining table in Lee Jofa's Althea chintz to hide clutter.

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spring flower decor
PHOTO: Anson Smart; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Add a Burst of Hydrangeas

Even a home office will be exuding that springtime cheer with pretty flowers on display. These hydrangeas in an Arent & Pyke modern office are the perfect example. Just pull out a color from your wall art and let that determine your floral arrangement.

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kitchen with blue and white mural
Dominique Vorillon
Play with Pastels in the Kitchen

Swirling lavender designs make this kitchen, designed by Erin Martin, romantic and a touch theatrical.

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indoor swings
Alexander DB
Get in on an Indoor Swing

This open floor plan loft designed by Alexander DB is full of life and warmth, thanks to that large Gary Lang painting, layered rugs, and, most importantly, an indoor swing.

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Maura McEvoy
Play Up the Walls with Pink Peonies

A beach house bathroom became a stunner thanks to Brett Design's Peonies wallpaper. "I wanted every inch of the powder room to be special," says designer Colleen Bashaw.

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spring bedroom decor
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Swap in Linen Bedding

As the weather starts to warm up, swap out your cotton bedding with linens. Extra points if you choose a cheerful yet neutral hue like the burnt orange pillowcases in this Arent & Pyke bedroom.

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floral bedroom
Simon Watson
Consider a Pale Palette

In a Illinois house full of strong rooms, the master bedroom's pale colors offer a serene respite. Designer Ruthie Sommers began with the grass-colored rug and the striped wallpaper by Farrow & Ball.

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 spring living room decorations
PHOTO: Felix Forest; DESIGN: Arent & Pyke
Work in Rich Orchids

Have we mentioned the power of flowers yet? The rich pigment of these simple orchids change the entire feel of this living room designed by Arent & Pyke. The colorful throw pillow does a nice job dressing up the more casual elements of the room, too, like the jute rug and linen upholstery.

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Victoria Pearson
Consider Floral Wallpaper

To balance the formality of the de Gournay wallpaper in this Bel Air home's dining room, designer Nathan Turner chose eye-catching Cracked Ice rattan chairs.

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spring living room decor
2LG Studio
Make a Jewel-Tone Statement

The '80s are making a major comeback in this 2LG Studio-designed living room. From the gold frame coffee table to the jewel-toned sofa, this space is encouraging us all to have a little more fun with our color schemes. That fig tree is a great way to dress up the corner, too.

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